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Location & Contact Info

Street address: 161 North First Street San Jose, CA 95113
Click to see map  and get driving directions.
Click to view public transportation info.
Mailing address: 191 North First Street San Jose, CA 95113


Types of cases heard: Civil and Criminal

Parking Information: Click to see parking map (image opens in new window). Note: special permits are required to park in the County parking lot. Public parking lots are available off of Market Street, St. James Street and directly across the county parking lot. See the downtown San Jose parking map  for rates and parking options.

Old Courthouse History: Click to visit the Old Courthouse History page

Old Courthouse Business Hours

Refer to this list of courthouse hours  for current business hours. Please be advised that effective November 24, 2014, the business hours at all courthouse locations will be 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. For further details, please see the Reduced Business Hours Notice  .

List of Departments/Courtrooms and Judicial Officers at the Old Courthouse

Department Phone Numbers
Department 17: Honorable Deborah A. Ryan
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2280
Court Reporter: (408) 882-2285
Department 18: Vacant
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2300
Department 19: Honorable Peter H. Kirwan
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2310
Department 20: Honorable Carrie A. Zepeda
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2320
Department 21: Honorable Thang N. Barrett
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2330
Department 22: Honorable Paul R. Bernal
Courtroom Clerk (408) 882-2340
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